I’ve heard three explanations for violent crime in Chicago.
The root cause is “gun violence” which is the fault of nearby Indiana. It is the fault of the Pilgrims. It is being caused by systematic racism. We’re not allowed to notice who is committing the crime in Chicago or who is actually running the city in 2021 because that would be “white supremacy.”
“The same neighborhoods continue to bear the brunt of gun violence in Chicago, with most of those shot over the weekend attacked in areas that have been much more violent this year than last. …
Overall, the number of people shot in Chicago is up 12.6% through July 10, compared to the same period in 2020, and 59 percent over the same time in 2019, according to police department statistics. …”
“Amid nationwide calls to defund police departments and a rise in crime in major cities, the number of Chicago cops that have retired this year has already surpassed all of the retirements in 2018 and are on track to be the highest number in the department’s history.
The figures come from the police pension board, as reported by the Chicago Sun-Times. It shows that between January and June, some 363 officers called it quits, and another 56 were expected to retire this month. …
Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera, citing Superintendent David Brown and Mayor Lori Lightfoot’, wrote that the city’s roughly 117,000 gang members outnumber the city’s 13,000 police officers by roughly 10 to 1. …”
These shootings are happening in Chicago neighborhoods where “white supremacists” are completely absent. It is black and “Latinx” gangs who are doing it. White people are to blame though. Is there anything that isn’t the White man’s fault these days?